Wilson has recently announced a general release date (14th of September 2022) for their popular Wilson Ultra 100 tennis racket.
Wilson’s Ultra V4 range of tennis rackets will also include the Ultra 108, Ultra 100L, Ultra 100UL, and the Ultra Team.
This article will look at what differences they are between the new Ultra 100 V4 and the previous Ultra 100 V3 to see if it’s worth upgrading your old V3 tennis racket.
Comparison of the Wilson Ultra 100 V4 and Wilson Ultra 100 V3
Racket Specs – Wilson Ultra 100 V4 vs V3
|Racket Specs||Wilson Ultra 100||Wilson Ultra 100|
|Balance:||4 pts HL||4 pts HL|
|Beam Width:||24mm / 26.5mm / 25mm||24.5mm / 26mm / 23.5mm|
|Composition:||Carbon Fiber Graphite||Carbon Fiber Graphite|
|Color:||Blue and Black||Black, Blue, and Silver|
|String Pattern:||16 Mains * 19 Crosses||16 Mains * 19 Crosses|
As you would expect, the Wilson Ulta 100 V4 and V3 share many similarities as they both have the same head size (100in), racket length (27in), strung weight (318g), balance (4 pts HL), and string pattern (16×19).
In terms of differences, the V4 (317g) has a slightly heavier swing weight when compared with the V3 (312g) which is likely to mean the V4 will be less maneuverable.
The V4 (70) also has a lower stiffness rating than the V3 (73), which should please tennis players who thought the V3 was too stiff.
Probably the biggest change made to the V4 is the beam width with the V4 having a slightly wider beam width than the V3.
Is it worth upgrading to the new V4 Version?
If you just look at the differences in terms of specs then there doesn’t seem to be huge differences between the V4 and V3 Ultra 100 tennis rackets but in my opinion, the changes they have made to the V4 are positive (lower swing weight and stiffness rating).
However, the jury is still out in terms of whether it is worth spending money on upgrading your Ultra 100 V3.
When will the Ultra 100 V4 be released by Wilson?
The Ultra 100 V4 will be released on the 14th of September 2022.
Will there be early access to the Ultra 100 V4?
Yes, there will be a limited number of V4 rackets sold through Wilson.com around 2 weeks before the general release date. Check out Wilson.com for further details.
Will a Wilson Ultra 98 be released?
Other Wilson tennis ranges like the Clash and Blade have 98in tennis rackets but I haven’t heard any news in relation to an Ultra 98 being released this year.
Do any pros use the Wilson Ultra 100 V4?
The Wilson Ultra 100 V4 is currently being endorsed by Maria Sakkari and Kristina Mladenovic.
What tennis rackets are similar to the Wilson Ultra 100?
In terms of racket specs, the Babolat Pure Drive and the Yonex Ezone 100 would be similar to the Wilson Ultra 100.